Sheldon Adelson is the Richest Gaming Billionaire in 2017 Forbes List

Sheldon AdelsonForbes has recently released the list of world’s richest individuals and a number of different casino tycoons of Asian gaming interest have climbed up the ranking. The World’s Billionaire 2017 list comprises of 2043 individuals as compared to 1810 billionaires last year.

This is the first time that the Forbes list comprises of more than 2000 billionaires. Sheldon Adelson is ranked the richest person amongst all the gaming entrepreneurs in the world.

He is the Chairman and Chief Executive of Las Vegas Sands Corp which is one of the most famous casino operators in the world with properties in Macau, Las Vegas, and Singapore.

In this year’s list, he has been placed at 20th number with a whopping fortune of $30.4 billion. Last year, his net worth was 25.2 and it has made a 20.6% jump in one year.

Lui Che Woo has zoomed 42 spots to a ranking of 109 this year. He is the 2nd wealthiest tycoon in the gaming arena and founder Chairman of Galaxy Entertainment Group Limited which is a Macau-based casino company. He has a net worth of $12.1 billion and his last year worth was $7.6 billion. The next in the list is Johann Graf who is the founder and CEO of an Austrian gaming equipment called Novomatic AG. He is 194th in the ranking with a net worth of $7.2 billion.

Family members of Stanley Ho Hung Sun which is a casino mogul have also moved up the ranking in Forbes current list of billionaires. The Co-Chairman of MGM China Holdings Ltd Pansy Ho Chiu King is ranked at 414 on the list with a net worth of $4.2 billion. She is the fifth richest person in the gaming arena.

The Chairman and Chief Executive of Melco Crown Entertainment Limited Lawrence Ho are ranked at 1290 on the list with a net worth of $1.6 billion. Lawrence at the age of 40 years is the youngest amongst all the gaming entrepreneurs listed on the Forbes list.

Angela Leong On Kei who is the consort of Stanley Ho is ranked at 427 on the Forbes List of Billionaires. She has a net worth of $4.1 billion and is the sixth wealthiest amongst all the gaming entrepreneurs. Cui Li Jie is ranked first time in the list prepared by Forbes and is placed at 1234 with a net worth of $1.7 billion. She is the owner of Imperial Pacific Holdings Ltd. James Packer who is the owner of Australia’s casino operator Crown Resorts is having a net asset of $3 billion and ranked at 660 in the list.

Steve Wynn who is the owner of Wynn Resorts Ltd is placed at 814 ranks and has dropped 92 places this year in spite of the fact his net asset has increased from $2.4 billion to $2.5 billion in a time span of 1 year. Kazuo Okada who is the owner of a Japanese casino is placed at 867 in the list with a net worth of $2.4 billion.

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